RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — It is a StormTracker 8 Severe Weather Alert day for central Virginia. Here’s the latest:

9:55 a.m. As of now, more than 18,000 homes in the Richmond area are experiencing power outages. In the City of Richmond, nearly 5,000 people are without power.

If you don’t have power, you can report outages to Dominion at 1-866-366-4357.

7:30 a.m. We are expecting strong to severe thunderstorms from now through 10:00 a.m. and then that threat will come to an end.

During that time, we expect thunderstorms to develop and have the potential to produce gusty winds in excess of 60 mph and also have the possibility to produce tornadoes.

It is a good idea right now to download the StormTracker 8 App and set up the warnings for your area. This way you will be notified in advance of any severe weather that is coming your way.

Click here to download the StormTracker 8 Weather App for Apple products here or click here to download it for Android products.

Find a complete look at the weather click here.